McLeod Plantation

September 9, 2016 | Civil War, News

This plantation is on James Island, very close to where the first shots of the Civil War were fired. The owner, William Wallace McLeod, survived the war, but died on his journey back home. His plantation was given to freed slaves by the Freedman’s Bureau, but Johnson repealed Sherman’s 40 acres and a mule act and eventually the rightful owners had the plantation restored to them. This house remained in the McLeod family until 1990 when it was donated to the Charleston Historical Societies.

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